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Schoolly DSaturday Night! - The Album (Jive pressing) ... LP
Jive, 1987. Very Good ... $4.99
The classic by Schoolly D – his second album, and the one where he really hits his stride – with profane humor and classic drum machine and oddball sample flavored production! It's almost hard-to-believe nowadays, but the un-PC rhymes were straight up scandalous back in the day – but Schoolly's laidback, charismatic delivery always tempered that language in our minds, and the production sounds fresh to this day. Not everyone agrees with us, but this is definitely one of our favorite favorite hip hop records of the later 80s! Inspired cuts include the title cut, "B-Boy Rhyme and Riddle", "We Get Ill", "Parkside 5-2", "We Get Ill", and the Code Money DJ track, "It's Krack", "Dis Groove Is Bad", "Get N' Paid", "Do It Do It" and the rest LP, Vinyl record album
(Cover has light wear.)
Also available Saturday Night! - The Album (Schoolly D pressing) ... LP 19.99

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New Dexter GordonJive Fernando ... LP
Chiaroscuro, 1976. Used ... Out Of Stock
With George Duke on keyboards, Ralph Garrett on bass, and Oliver Johnson on drums. Titles include "Momadua", "Jive Fernando", and "Blue Monk". LP, Vinyl record album
(Cover has some wear.)

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New Jive Rhythm TracksJive Rhythm Tracks Vol 2 ... LP
Jive, 1982/1989. Used ... Out Of Stock
Classic electro instrumentals – originally recorded in 1982, and released here as part of Jive's Rhythm Tracks series. Larry Linn wrote all cuts, and production was handled by the Willesden Dodgers. A lot nicer than some of the other volumes – especially if you dig breakdance grooves! LP, Vinyl record album
(Cover has a cutout notch.)
 
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Jonathan ButlerMore Than Friends ... LP
Jive, 1988. Sealed ... $1.99
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(Cover has a cutout notch.)

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Celly CelKilla Kali ... LP
Sickwidit/Jive, 1995. Near Mint- ... $4.99
Bay-area vet Celly Cel's rare sophomore LP, a prime example of that slumpy, laid-back Oaktown sound before the thizz and stunna shades. As the title suggests, best believe it's gangsta. 13 tracks in all, including "What U N***az Thought", "4 Tha Scrilla", "It's Goin' Down", "Can't Tell Me $hit", "Red Rum", "Killa Kali", and "Funk Season". LP, Vinyl record album
(White label promo in a stickered sleeve.)

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DJ Jazzy Jeff & The Fresh PrinceCode Red ... LP
Jive, 1994. Near Mint- ... $6.99
While most of this record is either Teddy Riley produced commercial R&B crossover material, or worse, a hip-house crossover attempt, there's 2 cuts produced by Pete Rock: "Somethin' Like Dis'" and "Code Red". Also includes "Boom! Shake The Room", "Just Kickin' It", "I Wanna Rock" and 7 more tracks. LP, Vinyl record album
(In a stickered sleeve.)

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Flock Of SeagullsFlock Of Seagulls ... LP
Jive/Arista, 1982. Very Good+ ... $4.99
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Ms MelodieDiva ... LP
Jive, 1989. Sealed ... $6.99
Production by KRS and Sam Sever. Includes "Live On Stage", "Remember When. . . ?", "B..B..B..Bklyn", "Wake Up, Wake Up!", "What Do You Do?", "Roll On Over", "To Sing All Night", "More", "Communication", "Sneaking Out" and "Shaka Beats". LP, Vinyl record album
(Cover has a cutout notch, a sticker, and some marker on the back. Labels have some marker.)

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NeuroniumHeritage ... LP
Jive Electro (UK), 1984. Sealed ... $4.99
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(Shrinkwrap has a tear.)

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Sonny OkosunsWhich Way Nigeria? ... LP
Jive Afrika, 1984. Near Mint- ... $7.99
Nice uptempo modern afro funk by Sonny Okosuns from the mid 80s. 4 stretched out grooves, with less of the syncopated approach or raw funk of Fela, but still with a great post disco feel that never loses its distinctly Nigerian vibe. Pulsing interwoven guitar lines keep the tracks moving along nicely under bright horn stabs, and there's one reggae number included too: "African Woman", "Which Way Nigeria?", "Tell My People" and "My Ancestors". LP, Vinyl record album
(Cover has a cut corner and a gouge on the front.)

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Schoolly DAm I Black Enough For You? ... LP
Jive, 1989. Sealed ... $14.99
Maybe not as incredibly raw as the first couple records from Philly's old school legend, but still with some nice moments of early east coast gangster rap and Schoolly's black power take on "knowledge" rhymes, like "Gangster Boogie", "Black Is...", "Education of a Black Man", and "Don't Call Me N_gger". LP, Vinyl record album
(Cover has a cutout notch.)

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New Schoolly DSmoke Some Kill ... LP
Jive, 1988. Sealed ... $3.99
Not quite the classic of the first two albums, but still dope all the way through, with Code Money on the turntables. Includes the title track, "No More Rock N' Roll", "Mr. Big Dick", and "Signifying Rapper", an adaptation of the traditional Signifying Monkey. LP, Vinyl record album
(Cover has a cutout notch.)

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New Skinny BoysSkinny (They Can't Get Enough) ... LP
Jive, 1988. Near Mint- ... $4.99
Competent follow-up to their "Weightless" LP. Tracks include "On", "Every Kid's Dream", "Skinny", "Mystery", "Stylin", "Free Your Mind", "Skinny Groove", and "Get Pepped". LP, Vinyl record album
(Cover has a cuotut notch and name in marker.)

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Steady BWhat's My Name ... LP
Jive, 1987. Near Mint- ... $1.99
Steady B's second major label album, but still in the mid 80s Pop Art style, proving you don't need much more than two turntables, a drum machine and a mic to make good hip hop. Okay, maybe some fly Cazals and Fila track suit. 12 tracks in all, including "The Hilltop", "Don't Disturb This Groove", "Hold It Now", "My Benz", "What's My Name", "Funky Drummer" and "Rockin Music". LP, Vinyl record album

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Too ShortCocktails ... LP
Jive, 1995. Near Mint- 2LP ... $14.99
12 tracks, including "Ain't Nothin Like Pimpin", "Cocktales", "Can I Get A B*tch", "Giving Up The Funk", "Top Down" and "We Do This". LP, Vinyl record album
(Promo in a plain white sleeve.)

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Too ShortShorty The Player (Clean Version) ... LP
Jive, 1992. Near Mint- ... $6.99
Still slangin funky bay area hoochified pimp tracks, including "Step Daddy", "So You Want To Be A Gangster", "I Want To Be Free", "In The Trunk", "Something To Ride To" and "Hoes". This is the radio play edited PG-rated version of the Shorty The Pimp LP. LP, Vinyl record album
(Edited promo in a stickered sleeve.)

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Ruby TurnerWomen Hold Up Half Of The Sky ... LP
Jive, 1985. Near Mint- ... $0.49
Sleek modern soul from Ruby Turner – her tightly grooving Women Hold Up Half The Sky – a mid 80s set that's very much of the era, but with songs that are far more timelessly structured than many pop soul efforts of the era! Ruby's vocals lovely and wonderful here, on a mix of ballads and more midtempo R&B. It's a mix of synthy and smooth soul, and it holds up very well! Titles include "If You're Ready (Come Go With Me)" with Jonathan Butler, "In My Life (It's Better To Be In Love)", "Hurting Inside", "He's Mine", "Still On My Mind", "Only Women Bleed" (yep, a soul take on the Alice Cooper hit!), "Hurting Inside" and more. LP, Vinyl record album
(Cover has a cutout notch and tape on the spine.)

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New Kool Moe DeeHow Ya Like Me Now ... LP
Jive, 1987. Near Mint- ... Just Sold Out!
With the title cut from the days of the Kool Moe Dee vs. LL Cool J battles. And following the theme, the cover has a picture of Kool Moe Dee (in a white BK suit) standing in front of a jeep that has just run over a red Kangol! With "How Ya Like Me Now", 'Wild Wild West", "Way Way Back", "No Respect", "Don't Dance" and "Get Paid". LP, Vinyl record album
(Includes the printed inner sleeve.)

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New WhodiniBack In Black ... LP
Jive, 1986. Very Good ... Just Sold Out!
Whodini's third LP, and probably their last good one. A little less of the electro production but still some nice cuts including the big beat production on "Funky Beat", the goofy "I'm A Ho" and the mellow hit "One Love". LP, Vinyl record album

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New BDP, Run-DMC, Kool Moe Dee,East Coast vs West Coast ... LP
Jive, 1989. Used ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
Includes Boogie Down Productions' amazing "Essays On BDP-ism" that was never released on another LP or single. Supposedly one of the last songs produced by Scott La Rock that was left off Criminal Minded. With 9 other tracks including Run-DMC "Raising Hell", Kool Moe Dee "Let's Go", MC Shan "Jane, Stop This Crazy Thing", Too Short "Know What I Mean", Ice-T "Rhyme Pays", and one of Egyptian Lover's only worthwhile cuts "Egypt, Egypt." LP, Vinyl record album
(Cover has light wear.)

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New Kool Moe DeeKnowledge Is King ... LP
Jive, 1989. Used ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
Features "They Want Money", The Avenue", "All Night Long", "I Go To Work", "Knowledge Is King", "I'm Hittin Hard", "Get The Picture",I'm Blowin Up", "Pump Your Fist", and "The Don". LP, Vinyl record album

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New Shaquille O'NealShaq Diesel ... LP
Jive, 1993. Used ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
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(In a stickered sleeve.)

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New Billy OceanSuddenly ... LP
Jive, 1984. Used ... Out Of Stock
The album that made Billy Ocean a superstar for a little while, one that had a HUGE couple of years on the charts, even longer service as a snapshot of its era, and is now one that we can look at freshly and appreciate for all of the unstoppably catchy pop soul craft that made it so massive in the first place! Billy's earlier Caribbean inflected pop and R&B was good stuff that deserved a bigger audience and boy did it ever find him with the mid 80s hits "Caribbean Queen", the killer ballad "Suddenly" and the crazy fun "Loverboy". Other tracks include "Mystery Lady", "Lucky Man", "Dancefloor" and "If I Should Lose You". LP, Vinyl record album

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New WhodiniOpen Sesame ... LP
Jive, 1987. Used ... Out Of Stock
Includes their classic "I'm Def (Jump Back & Kiss Myself)". 11 tracks in all. Also includes "Cash Money", "Rock You Again (Again & Again)", "Hooked On You" and "Remember Where You Came From". LP, Vinyl record album
(Cover has light wear.)

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New VariousBlack Music Month Sampler ... LP
Jive, 1995. Used ... Out Of Stock
A limited edition 12 track LP, with a nice collection of tracks from the preceding few years on Jive: Tribe "Bonita Applebaum", Schoolly D "PSK What Does It Mean?", BDP "My Philosophy", Too $hort "The Ghetto"m Kool Moe Dee "How Ya Like Me Now", Jazzy Jeff & Fresh Prince "Summertime", Whodini "Freaks Come out At Night", Keith Murray "The Most Beautifullest Thing In This World", Fu Schnickens "La Schmoove", Shaquille O'Neal "I'm Outstanding" (how'd this end up on here?!?), Stop The Violence "Self Destruction" and D-Nice "Call Me D Nice". LP, Vinyl record album
(#530/1000.)

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New Steady BGoing Steady ... LP
Jive, 1989. Used ... Out Of Stock
11 cuts from the Hilltop Hustla, including "Stone Cold Hustler", "Ego Trippin", "Nasty Girls" & "New Breed". LP, Vinyl record album
(Cover has a cutout notch.)
 
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Cannonball AdderleyBest Of Cannonball Adderley (Capitol) ... LP
Capitol, 1960s. Very Good+ Gatefold ... $6.99
A nice collection of some of Cannon's bigger numbers for Capitol in the 60s – most of them longer tracks, some of them recorded live, with a bit of production help from David Axelrod! The grooves are firmly in place – not as tripped out and funky as later years, but a good updating of his early 60s soul jazz approach, handled with that clean Capitol sound. Titles include "Work Song", "Jive Samba", "Why Am I Treated So Bad", "Mercy Mercy Mercy", "Them Dirty Blues", and "Dat Dere". LP, Vinyl record album
(Red label pressing.)

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Ronnie DysonMore You Do It ... LP
Columbia, 1976. Very Good ... $2.99
Ronnie Dyson works here with the 70s hit soul team of Chuck Jackson and Marvin Yancy – the pair who brought great sound to Natalie Cole, and who work some similar magic with Ronnie! The album was recorded in Chicago – partially at Curtom – and has arrangements from Gene Barge, Gene Page, and Richard Evans – all of whom bring a fullness to the record that's a nice change from Dyson's more fragile work of earlier years. Some of the best cuts have a gentle midtempo groove that's almost like Leroy Hutson – warm, and never slick – very personal, and stepping along nicely. Titles include "The More You Do It", "You & Me", "Jive Talkin", "Close To You", "Love Won't Let Me Wait", and "Lovin Feelin". LP, Vinyl record album
(White label promo. Cover has a tracklist sticker, some wear, and a gold promo stamp.)

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Michael FranksArt Of Tea ... LP
Warner, 1976. Very Good+ ... $2.99
A seminal classic from Michael Franks – one of those records that's almost a whole genre unto itself, and which set a whole new tone for the male voice in American music! The style here is light and jazzy – almost an evolution of modes first begun by Kenny Rankin, and served up here with a similarly compressed production style that really brings out the jazz in the instrumentation. Players include Michael Brecker, Joe Sample, Larry Carlton, and David Sanborn – all sounding great with a bit of added strings from Nick DeCaro. But the real star of the set is clearly Franks – whose light vocals and creative lyrics sound wonderful next to the electric piano on the set. Titles include "Eggplant", "Monkey See Monkey Do", "Jive", "Mr Blue", "Popsicle Toes", "St Elmos Fire", "I Don't Know Why I'm So Happy I'm Sad", and "Sometimes I Just Forget To Smile". LP, Vinyl record album
(Cover has some wear.)

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New Jo JonesJo Jones Trio ... LP
Everest, 1959. Good ... $3.99
A real classic from drummer Jo Jones – and the kind of a spare session that really lets his work on drums come to the forefront! Jo's working here with Ray Bryant on piano and brother Tommy Bryant on bass – in a mode that's got some of the soulful undercurrents of the Bryant recordings of the time, but which is also a bit more rhythmically-oriented – in a way that let's Jones' swinging skills dominate a bit more. Titles include "Jive At Five", "Greensleeves", "Philadelphia Bound", "I Got Rhythm", "Bebop Irishman", and "Little Susie". LP, Vinyl record album
(Original pressing, missing the heavy inner sleeve. Cover has some wear. Vinyl plays with noise and clicks.)

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New Jonah JonesJumpin' With Jonah ... LP
Capitol, Early 60s. Very Good+ ... $1.99
Classic trumpet-heavy jive from Jonah Jones! The focus is on Jonah's gutbucket swinging style, with his trumpet up front in the mix in post-KC swing-type tunes. Things get a bit campy at times, but this pop-jazz-swing style worked extremely well for Jones and Capitol. Titles include "Moten Swing", "Lots Of Luck Charley", "Ballin The Jack", "Slowly But Surely", "Night Train", "The Blues Don't Care", and "Just A Gigolo". Sure to be a big hit with the modern swingers! LP, Vinyl record album
(Rainbow label pressing. Cover has a split spine and some splitting on the top seam.)

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Thad Jones & Mel LewisCentral Park North ... LP
Solid State, 1969. Near Mint- Gatefold ... $8.99
Excellent work from the team of Thad Jones and Mel Lewis – arguably one of their best albums from the late 60s, and a set that's got some really great funky big band numbers! There's a nice bouncing groove to the group that they normally don't have – possibly because Richard Davis is playing some Fender bass on the set, which brings in a nice focus on the bottom end – and the best numbers have a sock-soul feel that's in the best late 60s large group soul jazz mode! Titles include "Tow Away Zone", "Jive Samba", "The Groove Merchant", and "Central Park North". LP, Vinyl record album

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New Ohio PlayersSkin Tight ... LP
Mercury, 1974. Very Good+ Gatefold ... $8.99
Great work from the Ohio Players – and proof that moving to a big label could be a good thing for a funky group! This was the band's first album for Mercury – and although one might have the temptation to say that the label cut down the radical funk sound of the trippy Westbound years, the move also taught the band to sharpen up their act, and get out of the repetitive sloppy groove into which they'd been lapsing during the past few years. The record's a lot smoother than earlier work – with a polished funky sound that would soon push the band right up there with Earth Wind & Fire at the top of the soul charts. And although there's familiar funky numbers like "Skin Tight", "Jive Turkey", and "Streakin Cheek To Cheek" – the best moment on the entire album is the wonderful spacey soul number "Heaven Must be Like This", a seven minute mellow groover that's got a sophisticated jazzy soul style, with voices and piano soaring into the heavens, in a way that always still sends chills down our spine! That cut shows the band's tremendous growth – and it's one of their best-ever! LP, Vinyl record album
(Cover has light wear.)
Also available Skin Tight ... LP 9.99

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Oscar PetersonOscar Peterson Plays Count Basie ... LP
Verve, 1955. Very Good- ... $6.99
Count Basie taken down a few notches – not in quality, but in terms of the size of the group – as Oscar really opens up some of the Count's standards in a whole new way, by playing them with a stripped-down quartet that features Herb Ellis on guitar, Ray Brown on bass, and Buddy Rich on drums. Given that Rich is working with the Peterson trio, their sound has a bit more bottom than on some other Verve sides from the time – grooving things nicely in a true Basie way, on a set of tunes that includes "Blues For Basie", "Broadway", "Topsy", "One O'Clock Jump", and "Jive At Five". LP, Vinyl record album
(Clef pressing, with deep groove and trumpeter logo. Cover has split seams, some wear, aging, and some staining.)

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New QueenGame ... LP
Elektra, 1980. Very Good+ ... $6.99
We're not ashamed to admit we're big fans of Queen around here, and why shouldn't we be? One of their biggest LPs, this one hardly needs any introduction from us, with the massive hit "Another One Bites The Dust", that appeals to beat diggers and mullet-headed rockers alike! Also includes 'Dragon Attack", "Play The Game", "Need Your Loving Tonight", "Crazy Little Thing Called Love", 'Rock It (prime jive)", "Don't Try Suicide" and "Sail Away Sweet Sister". LP, Vinyl record album
(Includes the printed inner sleeve. Cover has some wear.)

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Souls Of MischiefFocus LP ... LP
Hiero Imperium, 1999. Very Good+ 2LP ... $7.99
The first Souls LP after they left Jive, with verses from the whole Hiero family including Tajai, Opio, Casual, Phesto and A-Plus. 12 tracks in all: "Pay Dues", "Shooting Stars", "Way 2 Cold", "Groove 2 Nite", "Make Way", 'We Intersect", 'A To The P", "Birds Eye View", 'Stealth Bombing (Shift The Sands)", "Step Off", "Holler!" and "Big Sh*t". LP, Vinyl record album

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New Miles DavisNefertiti (180 gram pressing) ... LP
Columbia, 1967. Near Mint- (reissue)... Just Sold Out!
Dark genius from the always-amazing Miles Davis Quintet of the 60s – a set that's a bit more subtle than some of the group's other efforts, but no less powerful – and virtually a blueprint for countless changes to come in jazz during the next few decades! The interplay of Davis' trumpet, Wayne Shorter's tenor, and Herbie Hancock's piano is worth the price of admission alone – a force that seems to flow of its own direction, pulled three ways equally, but always emerging as a sound greater than its parts. And adding in the subtle pulse of Ron Carter on bass and nearly melodic drums of Tony Williams, the sound is even more incredible – a well-crafted and evocative sound that's far more than jazz! Titles include versions of Herbie's "Riot" and "Madness", Shorter's "Nefertiti" and "Pinocchio", and Williams' "Hand Jive". LP, Vinyl record album
(Columbia Legacy pressing.)
Also available Nefertiti (Japanese pressing) ... CD 11.99

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New Bob BrookmeyerBob Brookmeyer Featuring Al Cohn (10 inch LP) ... LP
Storyville, 1954. Used ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
A great early session from trombonist Bob Brookmeyer – recorded with a light easy swing that's similar to his mid 50s work with Stan Getz, and in a format that's possibly more relaxed overall! This time around, Bob's working with Al Cohn on tenor – a nice choice for the date, and a player who gives the record a different feel than the more famous Getz/Brookmeyer combination of the time. The rest of the group includes John Williams on piano, Frank Isola on bass, and Bill Anthony on drums – and there's some great interplay between Cohn's tenor and Bob's trombone – the latter of which has that trademark compressed sound throughout! Titles include "Jive At Five", "In The Mode", "Skylark", and "Open Country". LP, Vinyl record album

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New Wild Bill DavisMidnight To Dawn ... LP
RCA, 1967. Used ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
A nice live cooker from Wild Bill Davis! This album was recorded at Grace's Little Belmont, a club in Atlantic City in 1967, a place where organist Davis had played almost every summer for over twenty years. He is joined by Clayton Robert Brown on tenor sax, James "Dickie" Thompson on guitar and Robert Joseph Durham on drums. Some of the tracks are Davis or Davis and Bob Brown originals and they include "Let It Be", "Adoration", and "Up Top". Other songs are "Manha de Carnaval" from Black Orpheus, "Jive Samba", "Soft Winds", "Little Tracy", "Straight No Chaser", and "Cute" among others. LP, Vinyl record album

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New Ebony Rhythm Funk CampaignWatchin' You, Watchin' Me ... LP
Chi Sound/United Artists, 1976. Used ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
A perfect example of the old adage that the funkier the band's name is, the less funky their music will be! Not that the group's really that bad or anything – they're just not the all-out party jam you'd expect from an ensemble with "ebony" and "funk" in their name. The groove is more smooth funky soul than anything else, and the record was produced by Carl Davis for his Chi-Sound imprint, and it's got a similar sound to some of the other groups on the label, like Manchild. Tracks include "Jive Du Du", "You Got Me Rushin", "Where You Lead", "Syncopated Madness", and "Watchin You, Watchin Me". LP, Vinyl record album
(Includes the lyric sleeve. Cover has a cut corner and a bit of pen on the back.)

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New Quincy JonesQuincy Jones Plays Hip Hits ... LP
Mercury, 1963. Used ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
One of Quincy Jones' best for Mercury Records in the 60s – a very groovy record that was done with a feel that's somewhere in between his Big Band Bossa album and his best 60s soundtrack work! The format is simple – Quincy picks a sweet batch of jazz semi-hits from the early 60s, plays them with a nice mix of soul jazz arrangements, and works with a great ensemble filled with wonderful players – including Roland Kirk, Budd Johnson, Seldon Powell, James Moody, and Jerome Richardson on reeds; Lalo Schifrin and Patti Brown on piano, Jim Hall on guitar, Clark Terry on trumpet, and Melba Liston on trombone – plus lots of great percussion at the bottom, helping bring some Latin energy to the grooves at points. Tunes are familiar, but all given a great Quincy Jones twist – and titles include "Gravy Waltz", "Jive Samba", "Walk On The Wild Side", "Bossa Nova USA", and "Watermelon Man". LP, Vinyl record album
(Black label stereo pressing with deep groove.)

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New Charles KynardYour Mama Don't Dance ... LP
Mainstream, 1973. Used Gatefold ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
Funky organ and plenty of vamping – a really tight little set from the mighty Charles Kynard – who's working here with a really wide-ranging command of the keyboard! As with some of the other Mainstream Records sessions of the time, the backings here are somewhat full – arranged and conducted by Richard Fritz with a style that's almost soundtrack funk at points, but which still has a more jazzy feel overall – thanks to the space given to Kynard's organ solos, and to backings from players who include George Bohannon on trombone, Arthur Adams on guitar, and Paul Humphrey on drums. The set features a surprising cover of Joe Quarterman's classic "I Got So Much Trouble On My Mind" – one that's almost as funky as the vocal original – plus "The World Is A Ghetto", "Superstition", "Zambezi", "Summer Breeze", "Momma Jive", and "You've Got It Bad Girl". LP, Vinyl record album
(Original pressing. Cover has some wear and a name in pen on front and inside the gatefold.)
Also available Your Mama Don't Dance ... CD 26.99

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New Joe SampleSpellbound ... LP
Warner, 1989. Used ... Out Of Stock
Titles include "Spellbound", "Looking Glass", "U Turn", "Bones Jive", "Luma En New York", and "Somehow Our Love Survives". LP, Vinyl record album
(Includes the original inner sleeve. Cover has an unglued bottom seam & some light wear.)
 
 
 



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